What if a bad fate awaits after death

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (22 posts)
  1. David 470 profile image85
    David 470posted 8 years ago

    First of all, I don't know tons about religion, but I consider myself a Protestant to some extent. What if we die and have a terrible fate afterwards?If hell exists, what if we are automatically sent there and have to escape to prove ourselves or something?(regardless if we were good or bad)

    Sometimes I think like this and get paranoid. Then I think, what if we become ghosts and get stuck in purgatory on earth? I often hear this when it comes to paranormal related stuff...

    I know this sounds like a stretch, but if we are proving ourselves on earth, what if we have to go through something else....

    1. spookyfox profile image61
      spookyfoxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There is no point in worrying about all the possible what if's of something for which there's no solid evidence to sustain in the first place, let alone try to guess what would it be like.

    2. aguasilver profile image71
      aguasilverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Read John 3 16-19, if you can agree with that, don't worry, read your bible and ask God to answer the question, the 'empty vessels' on these pages will only seek to lead you away from Christ.

      Matthew 6:33-34 (Amplified Bible)

      But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

      So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble. smile

      1. skyfire profile image71
        skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Empty vessels ? Says who ?

        roll

        person who is challenged when it comes to logic and reasoning ? wink

        1. aguasilver profile image71
          aguasilverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Was I referring to you?

          ...but if the cap fits....

          1. skyfire profile image71
            skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            you wasn't ? yeah yeah... preacher preaching his religion by calling non-believers empty vessels..and twists his words by saying he wasn't talking about them ?

            roll

            Let's talk about logic and reasoning from deluded religious nutcase ?  wink

            1. aguasilver profile image71
              aguasilverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I think you may have an anger problem.

    3. kirstenblog profile image75
      kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is exactly what bothers me about hard core religion.

      My question,

      What if this life is all you get, you die and poof thats it, your gone, and you spend it worrying about the after life instead of living it now?

      What if you waste this precious gift of life worrying about something you can not ever know about before the event?

      What if there is a God and you wasted the precious gift She gave you worrying about something way beyond your ability to control or understand (namely death, can't stop it or control it)? Is she likely to be too pleased at such a waste?

      1. aguasilver profile image71
        aguasilverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        She/He/It may not be worried if we spend our lives doing what He told us to do....

        ...and you presume that 'we' believers do not enjoy our lives, mines been fuller than most folk on earth and continues to be so day by day.....

        ....plus I'm not the one getting ratty about faith and it's effects on the world!

        smile

      2. Beelzedad profile image59
        Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Very well said, kirsten. smile

        The likelihood of us as humans ever discovering what happens after we die, living to tell about it afterward is diametrically opposed to the lengthy list of "what ifs" we can conjure from our imaginations. smile

  2. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

    I think that you need to give yourself a break, and try not to think these types of negative thoughts.  Just concentrate on enjoying this life and doing the best you can, and let any afterlife take care of itself when the time comes.

    If you do believe in a god, isn't god supposed to be all about love? So why would any god if they existed want to send you to hell or test you in the afterlife?

    1. David 470 profile image85
      David 470posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I don't mean god sending us to hell, but perhaps another "force" that sends us.

      I mean we always associate the devil and god with good and evil, but what if there is something else that may be the cause of our fates?

      1. CMHypno profile image93
        CMHypnoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well ultimately we will not know until we are actually dead.  There are enough things to stress about in the here and now, so it is not productive or good for your health to fret about what might happen when you are dead. Try to live in the now and enjoy the moment.

  3. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    What if ? ...   Wishful thinking.

    1. David 470 profile image85
      David 470posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "what if" is the most important question we can ask smile

      Wow at least my 8th grade teacher used to say lol...

      1. skyfire profile image71
        skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        If your "What if" is from fear and panic thoughts then it shows lack of rational view towards the problem. You can't confirm if there is afterlife so your "what if" thoughts ends up in wishful thinking.

  4. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    What if it's "lights out" once we're dead - and some of us have spent our short lives thinking about something that's a matter of "lights out"?   hmm

    Even if there is someone/something "beyond", I don't think we're being tested here anyway.  I think it's more a matter of we're being dealt a hand of cards that we can play as we choose (within the limits of it, though).  Whether or not that "hand" is dealt by some "being", or instead dealt just by luck, Nature, or some other force in the Universe - who knows that either...   Some may see playing that hand we're dealt well, or with strength, as "being tested" and proving ourselves (if to nobody but ourselves), but I don't think it's all a test as if it's tryouts for the soccer team (or something).  Either way, for now I'm going with the "lights out" thing.   lol

  5. waynet profile image70
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    What could be worse than dying....once we die, we either become an agent of hell or heaven if you believe in all that Hokum! or we just die and become compost for the earth whether that's us buried in the ground or cremated and sprinkled on a cupcake.

    The bad fate could have already happened, because you're dead....!

    1. aguasilver profile image71
      aguasilverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are assuming that when the car breaks down the driver dies with it.

      1. Beelzedad profile image59
        Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The driver just abandons the car and joins the Automobile Association hoping he can get a management job with Henry Ford and not have to install hubcaps on the assembly line. smile

        1. waynet profile image70
          waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, or this one sounds more plausible! smile

      2. waynet profile image70
        waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Whoa....car and their drivers, I didn't even mention a car or their driver!!
        But if the car breaks down go and find a mechanic to see what can be done!

        And also what if the driver dies and the car doesn't break down, that would mean the car might get sold on ebay as parts for a fair price and the journey still ends!!!

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)